The social sector in India has a strong achievement orientation. Its all about how much funding, how much scale, how many big name partners. But for sustainable, impactful organisations, you need effective leaders just as much (if not more) as money. Leaders who have a personal growth orientation, who are able to navigate internal obstacles as well as they do external obstacles.
I get excited about exciting ideas.
I spend hours pouring out my heart and mind on them.
Someone hits the brakes and we come to a screeching halt.
At a workshop I attended recently, I came across a description of the characteristics of resilience that really resonated with me. These include the ability to ask for help, an internal locus of control, and a lighthearted spirit, amongst others.